Martial arts grand champion Ashley launching training school in Ely

Ashley Moody.

Ashley Moody. - Credit: Archant

A multiple-time martial arts champion is launching a training school in Ely.

Ashley Moody is a 2nd dahn black belt in the traditional Korean art called kuk sool won.

Her resume is impressive - she is an 11-time grand champion. Now, she wants to concentrate on passing on the wealth of knowledge she has amassed since she started training 15 years ago.

At the beginning of next month, she will start teaching children and adults on Monday and Friday evenings at Ely Community Centre.

She said: “I started training 15 years ago and was hooked from the very first class.

“I did have a six year break from training whilst I concentrated on having a family.

“Since coming back to training and competing I have won multiple grand champion titles including UK grand champion, European grand champion, Scottish and Spanish grand champion as a 1st degree blackbelt, winning all competitions I have competed in over the last 18 months.

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“In May last year I was promoted to 2nd degree black belt and competed in my first 2nd dahn competition in November. I was overall grand champion winning five golds and one silver.

“Since coming back to training after having children I have won seven grand champion titles, taking my total grand champion wins to 11.

“I have also had the privilege of travelling the world with kuk sool won to USA, Korea and Spain.

“I have lived and trained with a master in Korea for two weeks before joining others for a tour of Korea.

“I feel I have achieved many of my own personal goals in kuk sool won since coming back to training and feel the next step is to pass on my knowledge and experience to others and how kuk sool won can improve confidence, concentration, exercise and many other opportunities.”

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